A city that combines a thriving metropolis with palm-fringed beaches
and thick, wild forests certainly sets the scene for a romantic rendezvous. Whether you’re enjoying a passionate break with your loved one or have fallen for an exotic local, here are some of Rio’s most romantic restaurants for a memorable date
Restaurant, Brazilian, $$$
Up in Santa Teresa’s bohemian hillsides, Aprazível offers sky-high views of Rio’s unforgettable skyline. The restaurant serves creative twists on typical Brazilian dishes with additional ingredients such as duck and lamb. Reserve a candlelit table on the terrace to enjoy the best views and share a few delicious cocktails with your date.
Restaurant, French, Brazilian, none
Just on the edge of Lagao, Rio de Janeiro’s stunning natural lake, Olympe serves innovative plates and a tasting menu from celebrated French chefs, Claude & Thomas Troisgros. Dishes are French-inspired while drawing from local ingredients, with plates such as duck magret with passion fruit and stuffed quail with onion and raisin manioc farofa. Enjoy a sophisticated dining experience enhanced by a great wine selection, and follow your dinner with a romantic wander around the lake.
Restaurant, Brazilian, French, $$$
The low lighting and skyline views of Térèze create a romantic scene for a cosy night for two. The outdoor terrace is perfect for those balmy Rio nights, with stunning vistas and a pleasant breeze. The dishes combine Brazilian classics with French techniques that garnered the restaurant a Michelin star, creating an unforgettable dining experience.
Restaurant, Barbeque, Brazilian, $$$
Nestled in the heart of Leblon, Rio’s wealthiest neighbourhood, CT Boucherie makes an impressive date night from its streetside location down to its fine steaks and perfectly cooked lamb. Having picked the main meat, guests can choose from a never-ending stream of side dishes that the waiters seamlessly offer to each table. Leblon’s location makes a wonderful spot for a stroll along the beach after dinner.
Zazá Bistrô Tropical
Restaurant, Moroccan, Asian, $$$
For a non-conventional romantic date night, reserve a spot at Zazá Bistrô Tropical. The cosy two-floored restaurant in Ipanema serves dishes with a Moroccan and Asian twist alongside flawless cocktails. Enjoy the upstairs where guests remove their shoes and pad across the quilted floors to their large, cushioned seats for an intimate evening.
L'Atelier du Cuisinier
Restaurant, French, Brazilian, $$$
For a romantic night in Centro, try the L’Atelier du Cuisinier, a Parisian bistro in downtown Rio. The small venue provides a cosy ambiance for star-struck lovers, but be sure to reserve a table in advance as the restaurant fills up quickly. The dishes flawlessly combine flavor with aesthetics that will satisfy any palate. Being a French-inspired restaurant, the wine menu comes well-stocked and with excellent options.
Gabbiano Al Mare
Restaurant, Italian, Seafood, $$$
Located on the beachfront of Ipanema, Gabbiano Al Mare boasts the most atmospheric setting for a romantic date in town with jaw-dropping sea views complete with a crisp, sophisticated interior and a wonderful Italian menu. The dishes combine classic Italian pasta options with plenty of seafood choices such as octopus, lobster and creamy seafood risotto. There is also a great selection of nearby bars for couples looking for an after-dinner drink.
#Repost @guladigital Dia dos Pais | Rio de Janeiro – No Gabbiano Al Mare, o Menu Especial para comemorar a data, terá o preço fixo de R$90 no almoço ou jantar. De antipastos, Duo de Peixe Branco (ceviche e carpaccio) com Legumes Fritos ou Carpaccio de Mignon com Salada de Cogumelos Orgânicos com Lascas de Grana Padano. Para Prato Principal, Grelhada do Pai (camarão VG, lula e cavaquinha), servida com legumes grelhados e polenta italiana à milanesa; ou o Mini Medalhão a Wellington, com risotto de parmesão trufado. Para finalizar, Torta Floresta Negra com creme gelado de baunilha ou Carpaccio de Abacaxi com mel silvestre e raspas de limão siciliano ou Frutas com Gelato Itália. Deu água na boca, ainda mais com esta vista maravilhosa da praia de Ipanema. – Av. Vieira Souto, 320 – Sol Ipanema Hotel, Tel.: (21) 2521-6464 #diadospais #GulaDiadosPais #gularestaurantes #gulasp #novagula #guladigital #gularj